Isan Thai silk weaving on a wooden loom in Kalasin, Thailand.
Isan Thai silk weaving on a wooden loom in Kalasin, Thailand.

The Heritage Weaves Of Thailand

What comes to mind when you think of Thailand Most people go there for the beaches and to shop for mass-produced clothes in Bangkok. But the country has a time-honoured tradition of textile weaving on wooden looms.

The traditional textiles of Thailand have existed for centuries. Travel around the country and you will come across many varieties of weaving styles and techniques, patterns and designs. Handwoven and hand-dyed, these textiles are an art unto themsleves. When you are in Thailand next, visit the many weaving villages and groups and do your bit to keep these art forms alive. 

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